TV’s “Wonder Woman” In Her Chi-Town Début
CHICAGO Scott Stander and Associates announced today that Chicago now joins the list of selected cities for Lynda Carter’s national tour. After a 20-year absence for the live stage, Carter recently returned to the stage for sold out, record breaking runs at San Francisco’s Plush Room and Los Angeles’ Catalina’s Jazz Club. The success of which has led to the recent recording her new CD, set for release in the fall of 2007.
Coming to Chicago for six performances of her critically lauded cabaret show An Intimate Evening with Lynda Carter at the Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets for the intimate concerts, which will include a limited number of table seats on the stage floor, will go on sale Friday, July 27. Performing an array of jazz classics and standards with a six-piece ensemble, includes “Put the Blame on Mame,” “Blues In the Night” and “As Time Goes By,” under the musical direction of Johnny Harris, who has worked with such legendary stars as Shirley Bassey, Paul Anka and Tom Jones. The musical conductor accompanying Carter will be pianist Michael Orland, arranger and associate musical director for the hit FOX-TV series “American Idol.”
In 1973, Carter was crowned Miss World-USA and shortly thereafter outdistanced hundreds of other actresses for the leading role in "Wonder Woman." Carter went on to produce and host a series of five Emmy-winning television network variety specials featuring her singing and dancing, appearing with guests stars like Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers, George Benson, Merle Haggard and Tom Jones. She has of late starred or guest starred in dozens of films, telefilms and television series, including, most recently, “Smallville” and the films Dukes of Hazzard and Sky High. Her recent stage credits include appearing as “Mama Morton” in the West End production of Chicago. She also performed at the Chicago’s 10th Anniversary on Broadway celebration at the Ambassador Theatre in NY, alongside other original revival stars Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera, Brooke Shields and Melanie Griffith. An accomplished singer, Carter showed a vocation for music since her early childhood. She co-wrote several songs on her album “Portrait” and made frequent appearances as a singer during her career, including performances at London’s Palladium, the MGM Grand and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
The performance schedule is as follows: Tues., Sep. 11 at 8 p.m.; Wed., Sep. 12 at 8 p.m.; Thur., Sep. 13 at 8 p.m.; Fri., Sep. 14 at 8 p.m.; Sat., Sep. 15 at 8 p.m.; and Sun, Sep. 16 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are priced from $50 $75. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27 and can be purchased by calling the Apollo Theatre box office at (773) 935-6100 or via Ticketmaster. Groups can purchase discounted tickets by calling (312) 423-6612.
LYNDA CARTER OPENS AT LA's
ABC 7 Los Angeles on Lynda's opeing at the Catinan Club with video.
Read the Broadwayworld.com report about Lynda's LA oopening and the after party.
Lynda Carter Bay Area TV interview (Quicktime).
Scott Stander and Associates will present TV's one and only Wonder Woman, after a 20-year absence up close and personal. Lynda Carter appears, by popular demand, in her LA début at the Catalina Club. Under the musical direction of Johnny Harris and accompanied by Michael Orland of "American Idol, An Intimate Evening" with Lynda Carter is "already promising to exceed her record breaking San Francisco premiere," according to press notes.
The show will be presented June 22, 23, 24, on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM and Sunday at 7:30 PM, at Catalina's Jazz Bar & Grill (6725 Sunset Blvd Hollywood, CA).
Carter returns to singing after 20 years with a sold out premiere at The Plush Room in San Francisco, breaking all previous records. Now, by popular demand she extends her tour to include the Catalina Bar & Grill in LA just one week before going recording her new CD. She has had recent TV success in "Smallville" and films such as Dukes of Hazard and Sky High. Her recent stage credits include playing Mama Morton in the West End production of Chicago and the 10th anniversary concert in NY.
LYNDA CARTER returns to the concert stage after a sold-out run of CHICAGO in London's West End.
Before winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda was an accomplished singer performing in Las Vegas and clubs around the country. After the series ended, Lynda had the distinction of starring in five of her own network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has performed onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Ray Charles and Ben Vereen.
Lynda Carter made her professional singing debut at fifteen in Tempe, Arizona. She studied classical dances for seven years in the School Ballet of Phoenix. She also studied chanting and piano, and had her dramatic training with Laura Zucker, Stella Adler, Charles Conrad, Milton Katselas, Lieux Dressler, and Greta and Sandra Seacat. In 1973, she won the Miss World-U.S.A. title and shortly thereafter outdistanced hundreds of other actresses for the part of "Wonder Woman," a character she infused with such depth and humor that it has become one of the most indelible characters in TV history.
Lynda has been the recipient of an unprecedented number of honors, including, from the London-based International Academy of Beauty, the title of "The Most Beautiful Woman In The World." She has, in addition, been named one of Mr. Blackwell's "Ten Best Dressed Women In America," Gallup poll's "Ten Most Admired Women In America," one of Helene Curtis' "Ten Best Dressed Women In America," and one of the International Bachelors Association's "Ten Most Exciting Women In The World." Her personality print, for which she received the coveted million-selling Gold Poster Award, continues to be one of the most popular posters in America. In addition to Mexico's Ariel Award, she also received South America's coveted Gold Two Award as most popular actress and performer.
Join Lynda Carter once again as she takes to the stage performing a variety of pop and Broadway hits in this crowd-pleasing tour de force!
"Lynda Carter can just about write her own ticket with this expertly produced and paced revue... She's a beauty with personality to match, a tough combination to beat in this tough game. She tosses winning rolls at just about every turn."
"Lynda is a knockout with lots of talent. She sings, she dances and makes you smile..."
Read a new peice about Lynda at this theatermania link.
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